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Physics (MSc)

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Master of Science (MSc)
Program type
Primary campus
Loyola (LOY)
2 years
45 credits
Start term
Fall, Winter

Program overview

The MSc in Physics is focused on research activities, complemented by a few advanced courses, which examine the fundamental and applied concepts of either physics or biomedical physics. Our researchers have expertise in theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics including quantum- and nano- materials, human biomedical physics, molecular biophysics, theoretical particle physics, laser optics and photonics, molecular modeling/computational physics and physics education and cultivate strong student-supervisor relationships. Many of us are members of various research centres that promote interdisciplinary collaborations in nano-, molecular and life sciences. Our Department has state of the art facilities for medical imaging, molecular biophysics, optical spectroscopy, photonics and low-temperature transport measurements, among others.

Program structure

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the Physics Courses page for course descriptions.

Physics MSc (45 credits)

9credits chosen from Physics MSc courses


PHYS 760 MSc Seminar on Selected Topics (3.00)



PHYS 790 Master’s Research and Thesis (33.00)

Physics MSc Courses

PHYS 601 Advanced Quantum Mechanics I (3.00)
PHYS 602 Advanced Quantum Mechanics II (3.00)
PHYS 603 High Energy Physics (3.00)
PHYS 608 Selected Topics in High Energy Physics (3.00)
PHYS 609 Selected Topics in Quantum Physics (3.00)
PHYS 636 Condensed Matter Physics I (3.00)
PHYS 637 Condensed Matter Physics II (3.00)
PHYS 638 Additional Module in Condensed Matter Physics (1.00)
PHYS 639 Selected Topics in Condensed Matter Physics (3.00)
PHYS 642 Statistical Physics (3.00)
PHYS 644 Advanced Classical Mechanics and Relativity (3.00)
PHYS 646 Electrodynamics (3.00)
PHYS 648 Non Linear Waves (3.00)
PHYS 649 Selected Topics in Theoretical Physics (3.00)
PHYS 660 Chemical Aspects of Biophysics (3.00)
PHYS 663 Quantitative Human Systems Physiology (3.00)
PHYS 665 Principles of Medical Imaging (3.00)
PHYS 666 Additional Module in Biophysics (1.00)
PHYS 667 Selected Topics in Biophysics (3.00)
PHYS 668 Additional Module in Biomedical Physics (1.00)
PHYS 669 Selected Topics in Biomedical Physics (3.00)
PHYS 678 Additional Module in Applied Physics (1.00)
PHYS 679 Selected Topics in Applied Physics (3.00)
PHYS 688 Additional Module in Computational Physics (1.00)
PHYS 689 Selected Topics in Computational Physics (3.00)

Students may, with permission of their supervisor, take courses from the following list:

CHEM 620 Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry (3.00)
CHEM 630 Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry (3.00)
CHEM 651 Nanochemistry (3.00)
CHEM 690 Selected Topics in Instrumentation (3.00)
CHME 6071 Materials Science and Engineering (4.00)
CHME 6121 Nanomaterials Science and Engineering (4.00)
COEN 6211 Biological Computing and Synthetic Biology (4.00)
ELEC 6271 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Opto-Electronic Devices (4.00)
ELEC 6281 Principles of Solid State Nanodevices (4.00)
ELEC 6661 Medical Image Processing (4.00)
ELEC 6671 Biological Signal Processing (4.00)
MAST 694 Group Theory (3.00)

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Honours degree, or its equivalent in Physics or a related field.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Application process

Application deadlines


March 1


August 1



Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Tuition & funding

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees of the program may depend on your student status, among other key factors. Estimate these costs based on the most common situations.

Awards and funding

Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. They come in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Research and thesis-based students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.

The Quebec and Canadian governments offer a number of competitive graduate scholarships. We encourage you to apply for these awards at the same time you are preparing your application.

Out-of-province students

Get $9,251 in special funding for thesis master's programs. Learn more

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